Already having shot the first two episodes of The Leftovers’ third and final season, co-creator Damon Lindelof can see the finish line getting closer. But what’s there? How will the HBO drama end? Will the last scene shock or comfort viewers? “Definitely not shock,” he promises our sister site Deadline. “As for comfort — well, that’s all relative.”
According to the Lost vet, when breaking down Season 3, the creative team “started with the very end [and] eventually said, ‘What do we want the last scene of the series to be [and] what do we want that scene to evoke emotionally?’… [The] conversations started in a very abstract way and as they developed… sort of formed themselves into, ‘OK, we know what that last scene is — now, how are we going to get there?'”
Lindelof cautions fans that The Leftovers that concludes next year might not feel quite like The Leftovers to which they are accustomed. Besides the fact that the show is moving to a new setting (Australia) and getting fresh blood (Rome’s Lindsay Duncan), it’s also, obviously, “ending, and that’s infusing it with a certain degree of energy that’s different, perhaps, than the previous seasons.”
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